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In the end, Islam finally organized under powerful vizier warriors, the greatest was Saladin, and regained control of the Holy Land. Belloc’s account of the final defeat of the Crusaders fighting against Islam was heartbreaking. Return to Book Page. One should have a The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it’s era.

Eric Jellett rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Brandin Stoy rated it really liked it Dec 14, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Belloc thoroughly explains what lead the Catholics of Europe to start on the First Crusade, and why the Crusading effort ultimately failed.

Exhilaratingly partisan analysis of the crusades. The initial Crusade was the most successful Crusade, and in spite of incredible hardships suffered due to the crusaders’ unfamiliarity of the land and people, they were successful in regaining control of Jerusalem and setting cruzqdas a monarchy that held that area for almost 50 years.

It is not so.

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Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land. Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline; and in the contrast between [our religious chaos and Islam’s] religious certitudes still strong throughout the Mohammedan world lies our peril.


Makes history come alive and gives a rare, true appreciation of Christendom and of our Catholic forefathers! Hilaire Belloc is never an easy read but pressing through is always well worth the challenge. Matthew Gaul rated it really liked it Feb 08, Our religion is in peril, and who can be confident in the continued skill, let alone the continued obedience, of those who make and work our machines?

The Crusades

In his final analysis, in commenting on the Europe of modern day, Belloc stated, “The West has returned, and one might say that the work of Saladin was plainly undone. One must always look to Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Zeke Balan rated it it was ok Aug 03, Books by Hilaire Belloc.

Excellent study of the Crusading effort, from the Council of Clermont to the fall of Jerusalem in Jun 13, Brian Reinholz rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. He explains the practical reasons why the Crusaders initially succeeded and why they ultimately failed then he predicts the re-emergence of Islam, since Christendom failed to destroy it in the 12th century.

He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth cruzadqs. In this book, he gives fascinating historical background re: Nov 21, Jonathan added it Shelves: Islam essentially survives, and Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential point of Damascus.

Paperbackpages. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book.


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Lack of a consistent supply of men and arms made it difficult to continue to maintain control over the land There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There is with us a complete chaos in religious doctrine The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc. VinoTinto cruzadws it really liked it Jan 27, Aug 06, Jimmy rated it really liked it Shelves: In spite of the Crusaders’ lack of truly cohesive leadership, Islam was even more fractured and subject to the arbitrary rise and fall of powerful viziers who held power until they were toppled by another more cunning or deceptive and more powerful.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with.

One should have a good Atlas or maps of the Aegean and Near East as well as a good dictionary at hand.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

No trivia or quizzes yet. He details how beelloc Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: Belloc, an Anglo French writer, friend to G.

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